Punisher Jon Bernthal

Punisher co-creator Gerry Conway has admitted that Jon Bernthal’s acclaimed performance is his favorite version of the character. Frank Castle will be explored deeper than he ever has been on screen in Netflix’s new The Punisher series, which is expected to premiere later this fall. The long-form episodic format will allow Bernthal and the writing team to fully flesh out the ruthless killer that The Punisher has been in his appearances in Daredevil.

Bernthal is far from the first actor to portray the antihero in a film or TV show, however, as Dolph Lundgren became the first with his poorly received starring vehicle in 1989. Thomas Jane didn’t fare ...

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